Topical Collection "Hybrid Imaging in Medicine"

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A topical collection in Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418).

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Collection Editor
Prof. Dr. Andreas Kjaer
Department of Clinical Physiology, Nuclear Medicine & PET National University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 9, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
E-Mail: akjaer@sund.ku.dk
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Interests: molecular imaging; medical imaging; cancer; cardiovascular disease; PET; SPECT

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Prof. Dr. Markus Schwaiger
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Technical University, Munich, Germany
Website: http://www.professoren.tum.de/en/schwaiger-markus/
E-Mail: markus.schwaiger@tum.de

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Gary Cook
Cancer (Imaging) Department, King's College London, Lambeth Wing, St Thomas', SE1 7EH, United Kingdom
Website: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/gary.cook.html
E-Mail: gary.cook@kcl.ac.uk

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

Medical imaging techniques are of paramount value in clinical medicine and as research tools. The techniques are rapidly improving and new techniques are continuously implemented.
Whereas every technique has advantages and shortcomings, imaging techniques are often complementary, and therefore, a current trend is the integration of different imaging techniques for hybrid imaging.
Examples of such synergistic hybrid imaging is PET/CT, which is now more common than PET-only scans. Recently, hybrid PET/MRI scanners have also been introduced in clinical use. Moreover, developments for combining ultrasonography with other modalities are on their way. Integration of morphological and functional imaging seems to be especially useful. However, combinations of several functional modalities may add value and allow for better tissue characterization.

This collection invites submission of both original and review papers within all aspects of hybrid imaging.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Kjaer
Prof. Dr. Markus Schwaiger
Prof. Dr. Gary Cook
Collection Editors

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Keywords

  • positron emission tomography
  • computed tomography (CT)
  • magnetic resonsnace imaging (MRI)
  • magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)
  • ultrasonography
  • optical imaging
  • fluorescence
  • bioluminiscence
  • PET/CT
  • PET/MRI

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2014
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Diagnostics 2014, 4(3), 129-139; doi:10.3390/diagnostics4030129
Received: 19 May 2014; in revised form: 21 July 2014 / Accepted: 8 August 2014 / Published: 10 September 2014
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Diagnostics 2014, 4(2), 57-93; doi:10.3390/diagnostics4020057
Received: 2 February 2014; in revised form: 18 April 2014 / Accepted: 22 April 2014 / Published: 5 May 2014
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Diagnostics 2014, 4(1), 13-26; doi:10.3390/diagnostics4010013
Received: 29 January 2014; in revised form: 28 February 2014 / Accepted: 4 March 2014 / Published: 10 March 2014
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Planned Papers

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Title: The Use of Hybrid Imaging for Patient-Specific Dosimetry in Radionuclide Therapy
Authors: Michael Ljungberg and Katarina Sjögreen Gleisner
Abstract: Radionuclide therapy aims to treat malignant disease by systemic administration of radiopharmaceuticals, often using carrier molecules such as peptides and antibodies. Radionuclides used are such that emit electrons or alpha particles as part of radioactive decay, thus imparting a local energy-deposition. The activity to administer to the individual patient can be tailored with regards to the risk of toxicity in normal organs, using absorbed dose planning. The scintillation camera, employed in planar- or SPECT mode imaging, generates images of the spatially and temporally varying activity distribution. Recent commercially available SPECT/CT systems have dramatically increased the possibility of performing accurate dose planning by using the CT information in several steps of the dose-planning calculation chain. This paper discusses the dosimetry chain used for individual absorbed-dose planning and the highlights steps where hybrid imaging makes significant contributions.

Last update: 7 November 2014

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